Sea Tow
South Shore

Our Team & Boats

Our expert captains are standing by, 24 hours a day, year round, to assist you. Whether you're at Stellwagen Bank, Gurnet Point or in the North River, Sea Tow South Shore is ready and available to help you out.
Capt. Ethan Maass
Owner
Our Captains and Crew
  • Ethan Maass - Owner / Captain
    • Captain Ethan Maass has been the owner of Sea Tow South Shore since 2004, and serves as lead captain. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master's License (with assistance towing and sailing endorsements), PADI dive certification, OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification and numerous other marine-related qualifications. Prior to running Sea Tow South Shore, Capt. Ethan was in the U.S. Coast Guard, worked for the Boston Pilots and Boston -area ferry companies. He is also active nationally both within Sea Tow's various committees as well as serving on the Board of Directors of C-Port, the commercial marine assistance industry's governing organization.

  • Gary Myette - Captain
    • Captain Gary, a lifelong boater, joined Sea Tow South Shore in 2011. Having operated many different types of boats over the years, Captain Gary is highly capable at tackling the wide array of situations Sea Tow encounters in assisting boaters on the water.

  • Skip Walter - Captain
    • Capt. Skip Walter is a lifelong boater and has operated a variety of vessels all over the world, from tugboats in the Caribbean to ferries in Rhode Island. He has been a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain for more than 25 years and has been with Sea Tow since 2001. He sails up and down the Eastern seaboard with his family and is known for his ever-present smile when he lends a hand to boaters on Cape Cod Bay.

  • Paul Carter - Captain
    • Capt. Paul joined Sea Tow South Shore in 2008 and operates our towboats across our entire area-of-responsibility (AOR). As a long time boater in this area, and occasional charter fishing captain. Paul knows the waters well and is available to expertly assist boaters out on the water.

  • Mike Pierdinock - Captain
    • Capt. Mike joined Sea Tow South Shore in 2008 and operates our fleet of towboats on all area waters. As a long-time local charter captain known for his shark fishing expeditions as well as a sport fishing advocate, Mike knows the local waters well and can expertly assist you out on the water.

Our Boats
  • Sea Tow Osprey
    • This twin outboard-powered towboat is one of Sea Tow's primary response vessels for the Cape Cod Bay area. Capable of running at 30 knots and carrying a variety of assistance and recovery equipment, this boat is a welcome sight when it arrives to help you out on the water. Equipment: towing gear, electric and gasoline powered dewatering pumps, firefighting gear, first aid, Radio direction finder (RDF) and dive equipment.

  • Sea Tow Vigilant
    • This heavy, twin-diesel-powered towboat is one of Sea Tow's primary response vessels for the Cape Cod Bay area. Capable of maintaining it's speed in a wide range of sea conditions and carrying a variety of assistance and recovery equipment, this towboat is a welcome sight when it arrives to help you out on the water.

      Equipment: towing gear, electric and gasoline powered dewatering pumps, firefighting gear, first aid and dive equipment.